This page describes the purpose and requirements for obtaining the Undergraduate Certificate in Cognitive Archaeology from the Center for the Study of Cognitive Archaeology at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). These procedures are governed by the policy requirements of the UCCS College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (LAS).
Courses required for the certificate may be applied to degree programs as determined by the Departments of Anthropology, Psychology, and Philosophy for students meeting all requirements for regular admission to those programs.
UCCS students seeking to complete the certificate may seek financial aid, with eligibility to be governed by existing requirements.
At the completion of certificate requirements and degree requirements, notation of certificate completion shall be added to student transcripts.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Cognitive Archaeology provides students at UCCS and throughout the world the opportunity to study the evolutionary development of cognition in Homo sapiens sapiens and other primates through a variety of courses in the UCCS Departments of Psychology, Anthropology, and Philosophy. Cognitive archaeology is a relatively new multidisciplinary field that applies and integrates concepts from the more traditional fields of cognitive psychology, cognitive neurosciences, neuropsychology, anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and philosophy. Cognitive archaeology considers the origins and adaptive evolutionary purposes of cognitive processes and capabilities such as concept formation, spatial cognition, social cognition, language, symbolic structures, and working memory.
At the present time, this certificate is unique. By offering the certificate through courses taught on campus and online, UCCS is able to offer the certificate to students throughout the world. This educational opportunity is invaluable to students majoring in a variety of disciplines, including psychology, anthropology, philosophy, linguistics, cognitive studies, and interdisciplinary studies.
The following table lists the core and elective curriculum for Undergraduate Certification in Cognitive Archaeology through the Center for Conginitive Archaeology at UCCS.
|ANTH 4310||Cognitive Evolution||3.0||Core|
|ANTH 4915||History of Cognitive Archaeology||3.0||Core|
|ANTH 4115||Evolution of Ritual and Religion||3.0||Elective|
|ANTH 4125||Rock Art and Modern Cognition||3.0||Elective|
|ANTH 4245||Evolution of Symbolic Behavior||3.0||Elective|
|ANTH 4355||Neandertal Cognition||3.0||Elective|
|ANTH 4800||Adv Tpc: Anth Linguistics||3.0||Elective|
|PHIL 4330||Philosophy of Mind||3.0||Elective|
The certificate shall be awarded (and notation of the student's transcript initiated) upon satisfaction of all requirements. Allow four weeks for transcript annotation and certificate mailing.
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